A Level Mathematics is a challenging subject, comprising of
in-depth study of familiar topics such as algebra and trigonometry, alongside the exploration of new areas, such as integration and hypothesis testing.
Studying Mathematics at A Level supports the development of a range of transferable and essential skills, such as problem-solving, analysis, and critical reasoning.
A Level Mathematics is required for the study of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, and Accountancy at university, and is desirable for the study of other disciplines, including Economics, Geography, Biology, and Medicine.
100% of the Edexcel GCE specification is compulsory, comprising of a range of topics covering Pure and Applied Mathematics’
- Algebraic processing
- Graphs and functions
- Numerical methods
- Sequences and series
- Powers and logarithms
- Mechanics; the study of forces and motion
- Statistics; the analysis of data; the application of probability
The A Level examination is taken at the end of the Upper Sixth, and will consist of three papers:
- A Level Pure Mathematics – two papers, each two hours long
- A Level Applied Mathematics – one paper covering both Statistics and Mechanics – two hours long
- The A Level Further Mathematics examination is taken at the end of the Upper Sixth, and will consist of four separate exams.